In Bihar, the Janata Dal (United), an ally in the BJP-led NDA, attacked the government on the Agnipath scheme.
Patna: As many as 60 trains were cancelled and two other trains were terminated amid the ongoing law and order problem and threat perception to railway properties and passengers in Bihar, the East Central Railway said on Saturday. The move came after agitated protestors damaged railway properties and burnt trains in protest against the Agnipath Scheme launched by the Centre recently.
Meanwhile, Bihar ADG (Law and Order) Sanjay Singh said, “In three days around 620 people have been arrested and 130 FIRs have been registered. 140 people have been arrested today (Saturday).”
BJP chief J P Nadda said, “I want to appeal to my young friends that the Agnipath scheme is a revolutionary scheme. I know that efforts are being made to mislead the youth but I want to tell them to have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I appeal to them to understand this scheme thoroughly.”
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However, in Bihar, the Janata Dal (United), an ally in the BJP-led NDA, attacked the government on the Agnipath scheme. JDU chief Rajiv Ranjan said, “Instead of clearing the doubts on the Agnipath scheme, the BJP accusing the administration. Nitish Kumar is capable of handling the administration. Why is there no word against the violence in the BJP-ruled states?”
Ranjan was reacting to Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal who said, “Nothing wrong with opposing but targeting people at the behest of the administration, torching offices of a particular party with the police acting as spectators is wrong. What isn’t happening in India is happening in Bihar. I oppose it.”
Meanwhile, after the Home Ministry, now the Defence Ministry has announced a 10% reservation of job vacancies in the Ministry of Defence for Agniveers. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved a proposal to reserve 10% of the job vacancies in Ministry of Defence for Agniveers meeting requisite eligibility criteria.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) on Saturday announced six attractive service avenues for smooth transition of Agniveers in various roles of the Merchant navy, post their stint with the Indian Navy.